Almonds “Financiers”

IMGP4117-vert A "Financier" is an individual cake made with ground almonds. It is delicious and moist and perfect with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
they were first made by french nuns, then swiss bakers gave them the shape of a gold ingot and named them "Financiers".

Yields : 8

Here's what we need :

40g flour, 40g ground almonds, 110g icing sugar, 4 egg whites, 1 pinch of salt, 60g hazelnut butter, 1 teaspoon almond extract.

Here's what we do :

In a saucepan on medium heat, melt the butter until golden brown with a smell of hazelnut.

In a large bowl, mix the floor, ground almonds & icing sugar.

In a second bowl, whisk the egg whites until light & foamy.

Add the egg whites to the flour mixture.

Add the butter & the almond extract.

Allow to rest for 20 minutes.

Preheat your oven at 392°F.

Pour the batter in your "financiers" moulds or cupcakes moulds.

Bake for 15/20 minutes.
                                                                                                                            Relax, savour & share!


  1. These financiers look so perfect
    Wonderful job!:)

  2. In France (I am French), it does not say "almond financiers" but "financiers", simply. Recipe of the financial base of almond so it is needless to say "almond financiers". See you soon!

  3. These look practically perfect in every way.

  4. They look wonderful! I bet they were tasty too :-)